Deeside fire station remodelling work set for completion in November.
Work on Deeside fire station is due to be completed by November the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have said.
The refurb program was hit by delays at the beginning of the project following the collapse of the construction company Globe Management Services, they went administration within weeks of starting the project.
Mold MPH Construction stepped to take over the £2.75 million remodeling contract and work on site has progressed at a steady pace.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dawn Docx said:
“Deeside Fire Station may currently resemble a building site but we are progressing well with the project to refurbish the premises following substantial building preparation works to date.
“The fire station has remained operational throughout the refurbishment.
“Phase 1 – which is the refurbishment of the fire station and construction of the new training house is due for completion in September.
“The building is now watertight, new roofs are complete and the new internal walls have been fitted with the first fix mechanical and electrical works well underway. Plastering has started last week and the new appliance bay doors are due to be fitted in the next few weeks.
“After Phase 1 we will then spend 5 weeks fitting the station out with furniture, beds, lockers, removal of temporary portacabins, etc.
“Phase 2 – which is the external works will then be complete in November – with discussions re the transition back into the new station expected to start taking place by September.
“It is important that as a Service we continue to invest in our buildings for the future as part of our strategy to keep costs down in the long term. The old fire station was fifty years old and did not meet current legislation.
“The project has involved a substantial investment on behalf of the fire and rescue service and demonstrates our commitment to our firefighters and to the local community.
“We are looking forward to the completion of the station which will provide modern facilities for our staff as well as meeting rooms for the use of community groups and partner agencies.”
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